April is National Poetry Month and we're encouraging our patrons to experience this form of literature.
If your last poetry experience was in one of your old high school English classes, you might be surprised to know that so much about poetry has changed! Even the idea of what constitutes a poem has changed, so you might find something more inspiring and more memorable when you read poetry from this fresh perspective.
April Reading Challenge
This month we challenge our staff and our patrons to read poetry or read a play.
Did you discover that you enjoy some forms of poetry? Or that you really like the extra details you get from reading a play you've seen on the stage?
We'd love to hear about your experience reading poetry and plays this month!
Leave a comment on this blog post, join our conversation on Facebook, or tag us in a photo of what you're reading on Instagram.
If you need help selecting a book for any Reading Challenge in 2021, please Email a Librarian, use our book lists for kids, teens, and adults, or visit the Ask Us desk of any Forsyth County Public Library branch.
March Reading Recap
We expanded our reading horizons by selecting books outside our preferred genre or format. Here are a few highlights from last month:
- Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter (Mariska Hargitay, audiobook narrator)
- The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly by Sun-Mi Hwang
- Multiple Choice by Alejandro Zambra